Coming Soon from BioWare: Dragon Age III

One of the most popular BioWare series is Dragon Age. There are those who love it and those who loved only one (the original but bit DA2, for example). The game series has a large following who are probably excited to hear about Dragon Age III: Inquisition. There is now more information coming out about this latest title from BioWare and what we can expect from the game. On the official site of DA3, we can find an open letter from Mark Darrah the executive producer. In this letter he confirms the game is coming (not completely news to all of us): I am pleased to confirm that we are, in fact, working on the next Dragon Age game. Not a big surprise to most of you, I know. We have been working on it in some way for about two years now with the bulk of our efforts ramping…

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BioWare brings Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age II DLC to San Diego Comic Con

On BioWare Social, Chris Priestly announces that Mass Effect 3 and Dragon Age II DLC will come to San Diego Comic Con. “BioWare is once again returning to the San Diego Comic Con and this year, we are bringing Mass Effect 3 and a never before seen, Dragon Age II DLC with us. Comic Con begins Thursday July 21 and runs through Sunday July 24 and we will have all sorts of awesome BioWare coolness at our base in the Hilton Gaslamp hotel. This will be the first opportunity for fans to play Mass Effect 3 as well as the next Dragon Age II DLC. In addition, we will be hosting the first annual BioWare Costume Contest on Friday, July 22 for the best BioWare inspired costumes. We’ll be giving away awesome convention swag, opportunities to meet members of the BioWare staff, and we’ll have a special designated area for…

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Played Dragon Age II? Get Mass Effect 2 Free

  You loved Dragon Age II to the tune of 1 million unit sales in under two weeks, and now BioWare wants to love you back–by handing out free downloadable copies of sci-fi roleplaying epic Mass Effect 2. The PC version, that is. “As a special thank you for helping with the game’s early success, BioWare would like to present you with a download code for 2010’s Game of the Year, Mass Effect 2 on PC,” it said on a page dubbed “The BioWare Sequel Celebration.” The company also revealed Dragon Age II was faster off the mark than its predecessor, Dragon Age: Origins–no slow-starter itself. If you want to grab your copy of Mass Effect 2, you have until April 30th at 11:59pm PDT. And the offer’s not just for existing Dragon Age II owners: All you need to snag a code is a copy in hand before that…

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‘Dragon Age Legends’ hits Facebook ( Do we get to see SWTOR the Facebook game to? )

Registration for the closed beta trial is open for Dragon Age Legends, a new Facebook game from BioWare, the makers of Dragon Age: Origins and the upcoming Dragon Age II (out March 8). The game introduces the Free Marches, the primary setting for Dragon Age II. Players who complete specific goals in the Facebook game will be able to earn up to five exclusive items that can used in Dragon Age II, as well as the Jade Empire-inspired Death’s Hand Armor for their Dragon Age Legends character in the Facebook game’s open beta. Early buyers of Dragon Age II playing the beta can also get early access to the official launch version of the Facebook game, set for later in March. And those who buy Dragon Age II and log in before March 15 will get the Dragon Age Legends BioWare Signature pack the next time they log into the…

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BioWare Blog and Dragon Age Updates!

BioWare has opened a new section on the official website called the BioWare Blog. The theme of the blog will be story-based gaming of all varieties. Make sure to check it out! In addition, the Dragon Age: Origins website has been updated with new content. See a new video showcasing how your choice of Origin Story can affect the game. New Dragon Age: Origins posters are also now available for download, and check out the Fanged Skeleton and Wynne updates, all on the official site. More Star Wars: The Old Republic info Want to keep up whats going on? make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!

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Preventing knee-jerk ragequitting through marketing machinations? Sean “Dragons” Stalzer explains.

In D-Mail #1, The Syndicate Guildmaster and CEO Sean “Dragons” Stalzer explained his passion for building strong online communities and reasoned that these communities and the “business brains” behind online games have many of the same interests at heart. This week, in D-Mail #2: Knee Jerk Reactions, Sean looks at how game developers can slow down ragequit-prone guildmates before they do something rash, and do it through, of all things, clever marketing gimmicks?Sean explains: In the real world we weigh the pros and cons of a decision more carefully than many players do in the virtual world. So we can often see examples of ill-conceived decisions or solutions to a perceived issue that were not well thought-out. It is in those moments that communities can tear themselves apart and, once destroyed, the developer and the player suffers the results. So when I read the recent news from Bioware, it was with…

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SWTOR website updated with full page devoted to Operation Nightmare

We leaned about the upcoming game update 2.2 more then a week ago, but now BioWare have devoted some pages on their website that highlight the update’s key features. Game Update 2.2 is the first of a two-part update for Nightmare modes, with Nightmare Terror From Beyond going live first and Legions of Scum and Villainy in 2.2.2 Both of these new game modes will give you access to the new sub-tier of gear, the Kell Dragon Armor. You can find a visual preview of the armor here. There’s also information on the high-level underworld crafting plans. Underworld Gear will be craftable using rare and exotic components acquired from around the galaxy. If you play in a guild, you will be interested in the guild and reputation bonuses. Every five active members of your guild will now confer a 1% bonus to both experience gains as well as reputation earned,…

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Kell Dragon Preview – Game Update 2.2

So we’ve been talking about game update 2.2 and one thing that’s on the way with it is the new Kell Dragon gear. You will be able to get armor and weapons and the gear can only be obtained through the new Nightmare modes that are introduces in the new game update. Ask Mr Robot has item stats up already and we also found some videos to help you see what it’s all going to look like. Jedi Knight / Sith Warrior Challenger Kell Dragon Challenger’s Boots Kell Dragon Challenger’s Bracers Kell Dragon Challenger’s Device Kell Dragon Challenger’s Gloves Kell Dragon Challenger’s Headgear Kell Dragon Challenger’s Leggings Kell Dragon Challenger’s Lightsaber Kell Dragon Challenger’s MK-V Package Kell Dragon Challenger’s MK-X Package Kell Dragon Challenger’s Offhand Saber Kell Dragon Challenger’s Vest Kell Dragon Challenger’s Waistcord Weaponmaster Kell Dragon Weaponmaster’s Boots Kell Dragon Weaponmaster’s Bracers Kell Dragon Weaponmaster’s Device Kell Dragon Weaponmaster’s…

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SWTOR vs. WoW Big Media Coverage Roundup

People are talking about SWTOR- this we already know but now that the official launch date has arrived, we see big media coverage at an all-time high. We also continue to see the comparisons made between SWTOR and WoW. USA Today had two stories on the game and it was also covered by large news organizations like the New York Times, The Telegraph, BBC, Daily Mail, and FT.com all of which had something to say about SWTOR and WoW.  Big media roundup of SWTOR vs. WoW: New York Times “On Tuesday, Electronic Arts will release Star Wars: The Old Republic, a sprawling multiplayer online adventure that is the first legitimate competition that World of Warcraft has faced for the hearts, minds, hours and dollars of millions of players. “Star Wars” games have been around for decades, but the Old Republic provides the most extensive opportunity to become your own Jedi…

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E3: gameplay footage day 1

First day of E3 is long gone and it’s time to recap on all the gameplay videos that hit us yesterday.GameSpot has around seven minutes worth of footage to go over. These are raw, unedited gameplay clips and as such they don’t look as ‘pretty’ as the previous gameplay trailers we’ve seen, but they do give us a little more insight into how the gameplay, particularly with groups, will play out. Check out the background music in the clips, they are absolutely killer! Gamespot Tanks perspective: SWTOR Life – Tatooine Sith Inquisitor Gameplay Swtor-Life had some time to play the Sith Inquisitor on Tatooine, so naturally some Krayt dragon’s had to die 🙂 The video is captured by camera, but still nice watch. Ask A Jedi – Tatooine Gameplay The guys over at Ask A Jedi also got some video footage from Tattoine. This video showes some nice footage of player transportation and the player map, as well as some Sith Warrior ass…

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